ECSO identifies suspect that caused the lockdown at Tate High School

ECSO: Identifies suspect that caused the lockdown at Tate High School. (Photo: North photos by Kristi Smith)

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office identifies the suspect that caused the Tate High School campus to go into lockdown Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies responded to a call of a suspicious person armed with a firearm near the school, says the report.

According to the report, deputies said 34-year-old James Edward Jordan, Jr., fled and hit under a mobile before being taken into custody on nearby railroad tracks.

Jordan was charged with obstruction of justice, resisting arrest without violence and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He remained in the Escambia County Jail Wednesday with bond set at $3,000.

The Tate High lockdown was after dismissal time, but was a precaution due to students on campus for extra-curricular activities.

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